|Nebraska Brass concert in Hastings tonight cancelled.|
|Friends of the Nebraska Brass,
Due to inclement weather, the Nebraska Brass concert tonight at First United Methodist Church in Hastings, Nebraska has been cancelled. We hope you will join us for our concerts this weekend in Omaha and Lincoln!
Nebraska Brass Concert Information:
Friday, May 30, 2008 - 7:30 p.m.
First Unitarian Church - 3114 Harney Street, Omaha
Sunday, June 1, 2008 - 3:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church - 840 South 17th Street, Lincoln
Adult: $15 - Senior: $12 - Students Free
Join the Nebraska Brass for "American Dances," the season finale of their 2007-2008 season, "American Premieres." At this final concert, the Nebraska Brass will feature the world premiere of Lincoln composer, Nolan E. Schmit's new work for brass quintet, "PRISM: The Dance of Light." This piece is dedicated to the memory of late UNL Professor Emeritus Robert M. Beadell, Nolan Schmit's first composition professor during his undergraduate career at the University of Nebraska. In addition to the commissioned piece by Schmit, the Nebraska Brass will perform a variety of music including "Dance Suite" by Leonard Bernstein, "Sophisticated Lady" by Duke Ellington and "Song Without Words" from the second Military Suite in F by Gustav Holst.
Nolan E. Schmit is a resident of Lincoln, Nebraska and a 1993 graduate of the University of Nebraska with a bachelor's degree in music education with an emphasis in composition. He received his master's degree with the same emphasis in May of 2003. He has been presented numerous awards for his accomplishments in both composing and teaching. In addition to serving as the general music specialist at Arnold Elementary School, Mr. Schmit is an assistant band director at Lincoln East High School, is an adjunct professor of music at Doane College in Crete, Nebraska and has the privilege of being the "Voice" of the University of Nebraska, Cornhusker Marching Band.
"PRISM: The Dance of Light" is a musical exploration of the seven colors of the rainbow in seven miniatures for brass quintet. Each movement represents the feelings and impressions the composer experiences while pondering the essence of each color.
Tickets are available at the door the night of the concert or in advance by contacting the Nebraska Brass business office at (402) 477-7899 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This concert is sponsored in part by Lincoln Benefit Life.
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